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Everything you wanted to know about ferret care

You may have had pets in the past, but if you make the decision to own a ferret then you'll want to spend time learning the best way to take care of your new furry friend. Owning a ferret is quite different than having a cat or a dog, and the proper ferret care will ensure that your pet stays happy and healthy.

Diet
Ferrets are carnivores which means they need to get high quality nutrients from animal protein and fat to stay healthy. Look for foods that are meat-based and Starch Free™. Wysong's Ferret Epigen 90™ contains 62 percent protein and 18 percent fat, resembling the type of archetypal foods that ferrets are meant to eat.

Grooming
Your ferret will need regular grooming, which involves clipping nails, cleaning his ears and brushing his teeth. When a ferret's nails grow so long they start to curl, it becomes painful for him to walk and he can even break a toe. Cleaning your ferret's ears will help prevent ear infections, while brushing his teeth will prevent bacterial infections.

Living environment
Ferrets are prone to heat strokes, and shouldn't live in an environment that is above 75 F. Make sure to keep your ferret's space set at 65-68 F to keep him comfortable and cool. You should also keep your ferret's cage out of any direct sunlight and make sure there is always cool water in his cage.

Following proper ferret care will help prevent unfortunate diseases and improve your pet's overall health.


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